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WILLSBORO — Students waved goodbye to the more than 70 monarch butterflies on Sept. 17, most of whom were named Bob. Lorilee Sheehan’s thirdgrade class have monitored and cared for the monarch caterpillars since they began school as part of their life

cycle class. For Sheehan, who has been doing this workshop with her third-grade students every year for the past 27 years, the number of butterflies was slightly higher than other years. “One year we had a butterfly for each of my 18 students to release,” Sheehan said. “We’ve never found

that many; we just happened to find a field that was plentiful with caterpillars.” In a fresh-cut field in Whallonsburg, Sheehan said she found a high population of the monarch caterpillars with a co-worker. She said she isn’t sure if it was the fresh-cut field or the short milkweed that attracted the

caterpillars, but it was a happy surprise. Sheehan said she had to retire the small plastic butterfly container she used in the past for a larger scale home for the monarch caterpillars, which found their home in a washing machine cardboard box with screens for students to watch. CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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WESTPORT — A new road race will have competitors running into the night, through it and into the next day. The Ragnar Relay Series will be holding its first Ragnar Relay Adirondacks Sept. 28-29, and is seeking volunteers to help staff several checkpoints between Saratoga and Lake Placid. “We have about 40 different exchange points and water stations along the


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Amanda Burke donated 12 inches of her hair At A Small Piece of Paradise Salon today for Locks of Love. She said, “I had my hair done to help out a child or adult in need. I needed a change and people who do not have the hair it is harder for them to change. I hope that my hair brings happiness to someone else like it did me.”

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center presents a Frisbee Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hale House lawns in Elizabethtown. The Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free activities, contests and prizes for all ages. There will be a Frisbee golf course along the riverside. Kids under 12 who play Frisbee golf with an adult get a free Stewart's Shops ice cream certificate. There will also be Kan Jam contests and an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at 11 a.m. Ages 12 through adult are welcome to play in this free tourney. Tourney registration forms with more details can be found at the Center, at www.elizabethtownsocialcenter.org, or on Facebook.

KEENE VALLEY — Adirondack Harvest announces that registration is now open for the annual 5K Rutabaga Fun Run on Sunday, Sept. 23, part of the Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival in Keene. The race is on flat terrain surrounding the Marcy Field area and begins at 9 a.m. Pre-register online at Active.com or download a registration form at adirondackharvest.com. Or register starting at 8 a.m. on race day at the Holt House on Marcy Field. $15 fee includes Tshirt and refreshments. Awards given for top finishers in many age groups. For more information, visit the website above or call 962-4810 x404.

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Meeting set to talk offender laws By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — While it may be challenging to create a new law restricting where registered sex offenders may live, the Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors still wants to sit down and talk about it. Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas recently invited leaders from Franklin and Essex counties to a meeting on the topic which will be held Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in Elizabethtown. Douglas called it a “brain-storming session.” “We have decided that we would like to gather together and have a brain-storming session regarding the possibility of a Tri-County local law which would regulate residency and other activities of sexual offenders,” Douglas said. County Attorney Daniel Manning said that while the brain-storming session was a good idea, he believes a local law will not survive a legal challenge. “I do not think that the landscape has changed much since 2008,” Manning said. “In Albany and Saratoga counties, the laws have been struck down in court based on

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Continued from page 1 course,” Rita Fitzgerald, Volunteer Coordinator for Ragnar said. “These are staffed largely by volunteers, and we do have a need for more people to come and help work these locations and cheer on the teams. The areas where we are currently short include Bolton Landing, Silver Bay, Hague, Crown Point, Port Henry, Westport, Elizabethtown, and Au Sable Forks.” Ragnar holds nationwide overnight running relay races that range from 180 to 200 miles, broken up into 36 transfer stations and taking at least 30 hours to complete. The group had been holding a May race in the New York City area, but wanted to move the race upstate. “This new course will replace Ragnar Relay New York and showcases the beauty of the Adirondacks,” Fittzgerald said. “A fall race will give runners the opportunity to experience fall foliage in the Northeast.” So far, Fitzgerald said that there are 254 registered teams for the competition. “Most of these are our ‘regular ’ 12-member teams, but we do have eight hard core ‘Ultra’ teams of six members,” she said. “Overall, we estimate at least 3,300 people

coming through the Adirondacks for this event, with more to come in future years.” The new relay starts Over 200 teams will compete in the Ragnar Relay. at the Saratoga Spa State Park in legs, in consecutive order. A Saratoga Springs, skirts slap bracelet acts as the relay along the Hudson River, baton that runners hand off passes through the Lake after their section of the George region, up the south- course. This leapfrogging ern side of Lake Champlain pattern continues to the finish where teams are greeted and ends in Lake Placid. “Each year we reassess our with a finish line party. For additional information race courses to ensure we are bringing the best race to Rag- on the race, visit ragnarnar participants,” Race Di- relay.com/race/adirdonacks rector Courtney Mitchell . To find out more about volsaid. “We decided to change the course to take advantage unteering at one of the transof the Adirondack region fer and/or water stations, with its brilliant foliage and contact Fitzgerald at (360) 708-8850 or email r.fitzgertree lined streets.” In the race, each team ald@ragnarrelay.com. member runs three of the 36

Graffiti Continued from page 1 “Then on Saturday, while I was at the food festival, I saw the new writing and went to get some more paint,” Bartley said. The second graffiti was bigger than the first, saying, “the streets are ours!” Bartley said that, if caught, she would make the vandals live up to that.

“If we find out who it was, then they will be shoveling the gutters and sweeping the sidewalks,” Bartley said. “If they want to own the streets, then they can also take care of them.” The anarchy symbol was drawn on the northern exposure of the wall, next to the Sunoco Station, while “the streets are ours” was written along the wall next to the sidewalk. Bartley said that she painted over the graffiti because, “we don’t want this to start something.” Bartley said that local authorities have been contacted and are investigating the matter.

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wo things have been made clear over the past nine months: Dissolution is in the best interest of the village of Keeseville; but the board of trustees, especially Mayor Dale Holderman, will do everything to stand in its way. The Keeseville Dissolution Committee has been meeting since January, assigned by the village board to look at the possibility of the dissolution of the village along with other options that could save taxpayers money. The Valley News has been present at all but one of these meetings, watching the process unfold and the reactions of town and village leaders. No one else can say that. Only once has there been a reporter from another news agency present, and that person is currently employed by us. Through those meetings, it has become clear that village government is not needed in Keeseville and thus needs to be dissolved. First, the towns of Ausable and Chesterfield already provide many key services for the residents of the village. Towns are responsible to provide services to all their residents, outside or inside the village. Also, village court and other services have already been taken over by the towns. Eliminating the village eliminates the redundancy that currently exists. When it comes to water and sewer, the two towns have already stated their commitment to continue to serve the residents. Members from each town council have also brought up the possibility of expansion, lowering rates for all system users. Holderman, who was elected to the position after the dissolution committee had started to meet, sent out a letter to residents of the village voicing his opposition. “Village residents lose so many of the things that citizens have worked for over 100 years to accomplish. There are no legal means to hold either of the Towns to their agreements. There is no guarantee that any Village Resident will receive any services at all.” We strongly disagree. As we have said, the towns already provide the majority of the services that village residents currently have, with little needs of expansion. Garbage collection will be eliminated, but there are still transfer stations. Does Holderman really think that town governments cannot be trusted? Does he truly believe that Gerald Morrow, Sandi Senecal or other North Country supervisors do not have

the best interests of their constituents in mind? Or, is this an attempt to save the jobs of elected officials that can be consolidated easily? Is this just an attempt to pit village against town in a border war over a border that really isn’t there? Addressing the other point of losing identity, what is really going to be lost? People will still call Keeseville by its name, just like they do in Bloomingdale. The Revitalize Keeseville organization will still be able to work to improve the community, with Holderman hopefully staying on as a contributing member. Another issue is Holderman is a sitting member of the dissolution committee which was formed to be an “un-biased” group. Holderman stated when he started on the committee that he had no bias, but that is no longer the case, and therefore he should resign his position on the committee. We are not saying that he should no longer be mayor, but he should not have an official capacity on the committee. It has become apparent that Holderman and the board will not act on the Dissolution Plan when it is presented to them. The members each showed their hand. Mary King, a trustee and committee member has not spoken as openly against dissolution but has spent the past three meetings trying to thwart it. There was also the village sanctioning an anti-dissolution meeting Aug. 28, along with the letter sent out by the mayor. We question if an official village newsletter is the right place for a personal, political statement. At the very least, the village board should allow the residents they represent to vote on the matter without having to call for a vote through referendum, where signatures representing 10 percent of registered voters in the village are required. The choice seems clear: If it’s about what is best for the taxpayers, then the village board will allow a vote. But if it’s about making themselves look needed or saving elected jobs, then the village board will do nothing, leaving residents with the sole option of referendum. Do the right thing. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Shaun Kittle, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, Katherine Clark and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to denpubs@denpubs.com

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ome days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future. Current events around the world, wrangling political parties warning us the other side will drive us into Armageddon, the unemployment rate, fuel prices and the general mood of folks lately is anything but uplifting. I’ve heard some people say the mood is downright mean-spirited and that people seem to be self consumed. Some blame it on the talking heads; others blame it on the political system, TV programming, the media, or the internet. In reality there is plenty of blame to go around, but most of us need look no further than the mirror. We’ve all played a role in the arrival of the dark clouds hanging over our heads these days. The liberty and freedoms we so thankfully enjoy don’t create happiness by themselves, they only set the stage. Like a big jigsaw puzzle, one piece can have an overwhelming influence over the other pieces or it can just fall into place with all of the others. Sometimes the solution to the puzzle is right in front of us, we just have to look. Other times, the solution can be lost in the sheer number of pieces surrounding it. Look no further than the recent events in the Middle East. After years of totalitarian rule, where every move of the people was controlled by a stiff-handed dictator, years of pent-up anger and a desire to test the limits of this newfound freedom are being released. The population there is finding they are as frustrated now as they were before they overthrew the former government. How much do you think their lives would improve if they brought about death to America, as they so often chant during their protests? On the other hand, how much have our lives or the world changed since the deaths of Osama Bin Laden, Sadim Hussein or Moammar Gadhafi? Those three men were killers and treated the people of their nations horribly, but their deaths alone have not brought about instant gratification to their nations, nor have their deaths altered people’s attitudes toward America. They were once influential pieces to the puzzle, but they were never the complete picture. There is no magic formula to finding happiness and a life of freedom and liberty. Like a puzzle it’s a process and one that, after more than 200 years of existence, America is still working to complete. At the core of our Constitution and the rights we’ve been awarded as a free people it all boils down to the value we place on those rights. Without realizing the full value these rights give us they are only words on paper that governments, leaders, lawyers or citizens can easily minimize.

But when we place great value and cherish these rights as one of our most prized possessions, and are willing to risk Dan Alexander everything for fear Thoughts from Behind the Pressline of losing them, we begin to understand their true value. Let me put it another way. Recently I was visiting an employee who experienced a serious accident while on the job that placed him in the hospital, paralyzed from the shoulders down. We are all praying an operation will restore the full use of his body, but until the results of the operation are realized he is left hoping for the simple things many of us take for granted every day. In speaking with him, the joys of moving his body at will, hugging his wife, children and grandchildren, walking on his own two feet once again and the joy of just living his life will now be the greatest of gifts. When the stark realization of what you’ve lost may never return you truly realize the value of what you’ve lost, and if returned, no day in the future would ever be taken for granted. If every human being could come to that simple realization, without undergoing the pain of losing or never having known those precious gifts, and be willing to celebrate that same opportunity with every other human life that shares this small planet, how great would this world be and how thankful and respectful would we be toward each other? Oh sure, we would still have problems to resolve, but we would be far more understanding and willing to work with each other to overcome the simple things while valuing the irreplaceable things. Is any day not a great day where you have your health, family and the freedom to pursue your version of happiness? The most self destructive thing we can do in life is to assume that our happiness comes from someone else’s misery. In life, in politics and in our communities happiness is built on the simple joys of building something together and celebrating the joy of that accomplishment. This country, while far from perfect, will only find its way out from under the dark clouds when we remember to cherish how far we’ve come as a nation and work together to pass along that same opportunity and these important values to the generations that follow. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at dan@denpubs.com.


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Response to column To the Valley News: The following is a response to columnist Howard Hammond’s Sept. 12 column entitled Concern over invasive species: Fact or fiction? Mr. Hammond raises some valid points, but notice his bias towards bass. The underlying concern with invasives is biodiversity. Do we really want every lake to be a great bass lake? Ecosystems that have great bass lakes, and great trout/salmon lakes, and great walleye lakes and great swimming lakes tend to be the most resilient to disturbance and of greater “value” to a variety of human uses of those ecosystems. I don’t doubt that macrophytes make for great bass fishing, but many ecologists would be puzzled as to why that should be the yardstick? His views imply that sailing, canoeing, swimming, trout fishing etc. are of lesser “value” than bass fishing. Smacks of an elitist attitude to me. Even if bass fishing is the “highest and most noble” aquatic use of the resource, plant densities can get so high as to preclude even diehard bass fisherman (think hydrilla in Florida, water hyacinth in Louisana). Mr. Hammond has also cherry-picked the impacts. The 1984 invasion of Lake Champlain by white perch coincided with declines in walleye and perch fisheries. Is there a proven direct connection? No, but there is plenty of research in other systems showing predation of walleye and yellow perch eggs by white perch. How many Lake Champlain basin residents long for docks and shoreline areas free of zebra mussels? I don’t see anything positive about chronic botulism outbreaks (courtesy of zebra and quagga mussels) in Lakes Erie and Ontario, either. These outbreaks have killed ducks, gulls, loons, and bass. Is the presence of a loon on Lake Ontario less important than the increased growth rates of smallmouth in that lake? Who is to judge? Quagga mussels in Lake Ontario have now cropped off the “good” algae in favor of greens and blue greens that tend to foul the beaches with an odor reminiscent of the alewife dieoffs of the 1960’s. The disappearance of Diaporia in Lake Michigan (as a function of cropping by quagga mussels) is doing no favor to the whitefish population. Do whitefish have less “standing” than bass? I can tell you that smoked whitefish is a lot more appealing (and legal) than is smoked bass. The ascendency of round goby in the Great Lakes has likely come at the expense of native sculpins. I don’t know what the “cost” of reduced sculpins has been – they are important and interesting component of the Lake Champlain ecosystem, and I for one would miss them. Mr. Hammond needs to do some fact checking, too. Lake trout are in fact native to Lake Champlain though they seem to have been extirpated during the 1800’s (see Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Miscellaneous Publication 2010-03). I’m pretty sure that 99% of McDonalds fish sandwiches originate as native Alaskan pollack in the Bearing Sea. Yes, common carp have been here for decades. Just think if all the common carp biomass were converted to perch or walleye or bass? Finally, Mr. Hammond is confusing nonnative vs. invasive. Non-native is just that – plants or animals not originally occurring in the ecosystem in question (i.e. brown trout in North America, rainbow trout east of the Rockies). Most non-natives cause few problems (rainbow trout are a good example, but it should be noted that brown trout continue to negatively impact native brook trout populations in some Adirondack streams). Only when a non-native “causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health” do we apply the term “invasive.” Mark Malchoff Plattsburgh

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Response to letter To the Valley News: Correction: A recent letter to the editor, from Ken Fenimore, presented incorrect information regarding the Town Board vote to award a contract for the design and engineering of the Water Meter Project. The bid from Dodson & Associates of Schenectady, NY for engineering and design was $50,000 plus $10,000 for the necessary construction oversight during installation for a total of $60,000. The bid from AES Northeast of Plattsburgh, NY for engineering and design was $44,848 plus $11,128 for necessary construction oversight, printing, mileage and postage, for a total cost of $56,128. The Town Board voted to hire the less expensive firm. Copies of both bid sheets are available at the Town Hall and on the Town Website. Margaret Bartley Elizabethtown Supervisor

Competing philosophies To the Valley News: It seems that this election will be about two competing philosophies. The first one is the “Great American Experiment” of a free people, living and working in a free marketplace, versus a big government system with government getting more involved in more and more aspects of our lives to “make things better” with regulations, laws, and reallocating of resources more “fairly.” The first one, the entrepreneurial free market system, based on the worth of individual effort is the great engine that has brought us from a fledgling wilderness nation to the most vibrant, richest people in the world. It is a system where 300+ million people make billions of decisions large and small every day. This is what makes the free market work, not a few dozen government experts deciding what is best for us. With the power of our entrepreneurial spirit, this great free enterprise engine over 200+ years (with a few exceptions and corrections) has carried America on a constant upward path to a better life for everyone. Even the poorest American would be considered well off in most of the world. I'm not saying the government doesnt have an important roll to play, it does. And it’s roles are enumerated in our Constitution. The other philosophy, the big government system in recent years has been burdening that engine with expensive regulations, punishing taxes, and a strong demoralizing, left wing anti-business agenda which is slowing the ability of that engine to pull us all up that hill. Under President Obama, that trend has been put on steroids. It seems success has to be punished, even if it means less jobs created. We have the highest unemployment since Jimmy Carter in 1979, (the REAL worst economy since the great depression) 12% unemployment, 21% interest rates, and 15% inflation. Yet we vilify the job creators. We raise taxes and redistribute the wealth. This only works until you run out of other peoples money. (Margaret Thacher) Dr. Milton Freidman the great defender of free markets said about government control: “if you put our government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years, we would have a shortage of sand.” Let's compare how the two philosophies have worked.

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WILLSBORO — Champlain Area Trails (CATS) invites volunteers to make a new hiking trail in Willsboro on Saturday morning, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. CATS and the town of Willsboro are working together to create the trail so that the new recreation center will have athletic facilities, a children’s nature walk and the hiking trail. People should meet at the Willsboro Recreation Park, located on Route 22, 1.3 miles south of bridge over Boquet River in Willsboro and 3.2 miles north of Essex. Please bring gloves, loppers, and hand saws. For more details, call 962-2287 or email champlaintrails@gmail.com.

TUPPER LAKE — The ARISE Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, with registration at 10 a.m. and an 11 a.m. start. The four-person scramble format has a $75 nonmember fee and $65 member fee, which includes golf, cart, prizes and food. There will also be a putting contest following the conclusion of play. To register in advance, contact Clarence Bell at 359-3701.

All-star cast opens CVFS WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Direc-

South Korea, since that country was divided has boomed and become a prosperous, modern nation. While North Korea has gone nowhere during the same period. Their people are starving in the dark due to complete government control. Before Ronald Reagen ended the Cold War victoriously, East Germany couldn't even provide even the most basic need for its people. I know, because my father was from there, and when he sent care packages to his relatives in Plauen, his boyhood home, the most asked for item was toilet paper. The second was soap. See, under free markets today's luxuries become tomorrows necessities, and under Socialism, or Communism, today's necessities become tomorrows luxuries. You see, centralized government has never worked. West Germany on the other hand, became an economic powerhouse, and when the wall came down, they absorbed the demoralized East Germans, and now they are the economic leader of Europe. Another example of the power of free markets is one country during two eras. China under Mao was a complete disaster, despite complete control, and several unsuccessful “great leaps forward” over many sad unproductive years where millions died. Then after Mao, they let just a little entrepreneurship in. Since then they've been the fastest growing economy in the world AND the ATM machine to finance Obama's path to economic ruin. Government makes laws and regulations to make things better, but often, unintended consequences of these rules make things worse. Take the housing collapse, and the ensuing recession. Of course, the blame was put on President Bush, because it happened on his watch. But it started with the “Community Development Act” in 1996 under Clinton. This act mandated mortgages to people who didn't have the means to pay them back. The banks balked at this, saying they couldn't put bad loans on their books, it was bad business practice. The government said “Just do it” and Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac would cover the loans. The banks said “Cool, we can do that.” So the banks started writing risky loans, and more risky loans, and home prices went up and up making more and more people wanting to get in on this great “scheme.” We had a housing boom, but something seemed wrong. George Bush (the beneficiary of the boom) began to worry, and asked Congress for an investigation of Fannie and Freddie and all these mortgages, and mortgage backed securities floating around. Senators Dodd and Frank, Democrats in charge of overseeing Fannie and Freddie, said “nonsense” and no investigation ensued. When the house of cards collapsed, so did the economy. Those responsible took no blame. Instead it was easier to blame Bush, who should have pushed harder on the investigation, but the whole thing started 11 years earlier. One other example of unintended consequences is the $20 raise we all got by not paying all our Social Security taxes to buy votes in the 2010 election. It didn't buy many votes (thank God), but it cost Social Security $16 billion dollars, and shortened its life expectancy by two years. One more example: The Fed has kept interest rates near zero for years to stimulate the economy. It hasnt done much good, but the unintended consequence of this is that people who worked hard and saved all their lives to live comfortably in their retirement are getting no interest on these savings. Thanks Fed. Jerry Rambach Saranac tor John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) gathered an all-star cast, including Judy Dench and Maggie Smith, for this delightful comedy about a group of cash-strapped British seniors who decide to retire in less-expensive India. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Admission is adults: $5, under 18: $2. For more, visit www.cvfilms.org.

Agape’ Supper set in Westport WESTPORT — The Westport Federated Church will host an Agape Supper the last Saturday of the month, Sept. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is a simple supper offered free of charge to anyone who wants to eat and share in some conversation and company.

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o were the sentiments expressed by Scarlett O’Hara in the movie, “Gone with the Wind.” She was speaking to the hopeful energy that compels us all to not give up on ourselves or those around us. A wise man once proffered, “Life has so many different chapters, and one bad chapter does mean the end of the book.” Again, knowing that while the present moment or circumstance may seem insurmountable, with persistKidsByCount Scot Hurlburt ence, patience and effort, most difficulties can be surmounted is a source of inspiration and energy. As adults, life teaches us through experience that often there are steps that can be taken or people around us who will help us to regain our sense of equilibrium. For many young people, this important experiential knowledge is ahead of them and as of yet unlearned by many. It can leave some young people very vulnerable when crisis or protracted personal challenges arise. Sadly, without the opportunity to experience and triumph over adversity, some youth will conclude that their current circumstances will not improve and they will give up on themselves. As adults, you can be the bridge for young people between giving up when hard circumstances arise and seeing hope and carrying on for another day. You can share your own story or the story of someone you know, someone that you helped or how someone helped you to survive a tough situation. I met a young man when he was nine years old and he became friends with my wife and I. When first I met him, he would not look you in the eye and he spoke but a few words during our visits. I learned that he had been hospitalized several times as a toddler from abuse dealt to him by a parent. He could not remember any of it; he did know that he trusted no one and that he was angry. Over time, I made it a condition of our coming together that he must talk for about fifteen minutes. He could talk about anything and these conversations became more and more revealing as we went forward. We talked about why he was making bad decisions for himself and although he was failing many of his schoolwork courses at the time, it was clear that he had an inexperienced but bright mind. We also talked about why he was so angry and it became clear to him that he had plenty of reason to be angry but that remaining in a state of mind where anger was the driving force would predict his failure and misfortune. He was able to discern that when you are angry and acting out you repel people and that when you are rational and reasonable with people most people will want to support you and be in your company. To his good luck or fortune an older couple also offered their support and his relationship with them became extremely important. He learned a great deal from both of these wise and gentle people and because of them, more than any other factor, this once angry, defiant, out of control little boy grew into a well-reasoned confident young adult. He became a serious student and worked hard to do well in school. He pursued new interests and excelled in a sport. He graduated from high school with honors and went to a rather prestigious private college. While at college he met a lovely young woman who became his wife. Now, he lives in a beautiful home and both he and his wife are professional people that command rich salaries. His life could have turned out very differently as sadly, so many young people’s lives do that have no one to support them our care about them. Now as a man in his thirties, he has shared with me how important the relationship that he had with my wife and I was and how thankful he was that we and the elderly couple where he lived had taken the time to share our lives with him. Of course our lives were enriched by him greatly and his success is a great reward that we share in through his generosity to this day. As adults, there are so many opportunities to encourage young people. You don’t have to be a teacher, a coach or a pastor or priest to encourage young people though all these people are important community fixtures that do support and inspire youth. The only qualification needed is a kind heart and the desire to help. It doesn’t cost money it only takes a bit of your time. Notice the youth around you and offer your support to them by remembering their names, smiling at them or complimenting them for whatever their individual accomplishments might be. The words of encouragement or kindness that you afford a young person may mean the difference between them carrying on or giving up. Be that bridge for them until they can acquire their own experiential knowledge when life deals them a tough blow. Imbedded in these experiences are great rewards for the giver because when we help others out, especially in tough times, it feels very good to the giver. Remind the young people that you encounter that “One bad chapter does not mean the end of the book.” Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at Hurlburt@wildblue.net.


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his week the NCSPCA would like to inform you of two upcoming events; our “Fall into Fashion” annual fashion show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Mineville VF. Pre-sale tickets are $15, or you can buy them at the door for $20. This event has repeatedly received rave reviews; you won’t want to miss it! Also, our upcoming “Birds of Prey” event will be held at Whallonsburg Grange on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. At this event, you will have the opportunity to see amazing raptors up close, as Wendy Hall from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center talks about her work with these magnificent creatures. This is a great event for the whole family. Admission is $5. Our featured pet this week is Angel, a Staffordshire Terrier/mix who is one of our volunteer workers’ favorite dogs! Angel is an absolutely beautiful girl, with a brown-and-white coat and deep, amber eyes. She can be walked with other dogs and ignores them - if they don't show her “attitude,” she just walks on by. Angel adores people and is a very loyal and affectionate girl, with plenty of kisses for

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he Willsboro and Reber United Methodist churches had a great combined service this past Sunday with several lay person taking part in the service. They also shared a pot luck lunch together and what a spread. Next week the services are back to their normal time. It was great to have Dick Blanchard join us for the gathering, he came home this past week from the hospital. A few short years ago a small group of interested persons came together to purpose the idea of developing a Memorial Garden to provide a quiet place for famiies to come and remember their lost child in death. The idea took off and they have established the Memory Garden at the lower corner of the Memorial Cemetary. This group continues to expand the garden and this past weekend was able to have a large tree cut down to improve the area. If you have never noticed the garden you should drop by sometime. A reminder that this Saturday, Sept. 22 the CATS group will be gathering to create

a new trail down along the back property across from Noblewood. They are looking for volunteers to trim trees, and other ground growth, they meet in that area at 8:30 a.m There Will be a new Ecumenical Bible Study starting on Thurs. Sept. 20, at the Essex Community Church at 7p.m. This is open to all interested women and is the start of a series featuring a video message by Jennifer Rothchild using the theme "Fingerprints of God." The series has six sessions and should be a great spiritual message. For more information you can call Peggy Hunn at 963-4445. A special notice on Saturday Sept. 29 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a secure drop off of unwanted or old meds at the Visitor Center. Happy Birthday to: Peter Rowley Sept. 21, Madeline Blanchard Sept. 23, Stefanie Lobdell Sept. 23, Fran Lee Sept. 24, Scott Feeley Sept. 26, Steven Lobdell Sept. 27, Ruth Ann Lee Sept. 24, Don Vicaro Sept. 30.

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he film society will show “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” this Saturday evening at 8 p.m., at their new home in the Whallonsburg Grange. Popcorn will be for sale, pleasing those of us from the old school where popcorn and movies are inseparable. This film is set in India and you not only get the story of a group of elderly Brits who relocate there to economize but also a good sense of what urban India looks like. The hamlet water supply has developed elevated levels of trihalomethanes, compounds that may cause health problems after long exposure. There’s a fair amount of organic matter in the lake, from leaves and algae and such, and acids from that matter react with chlorine in the filtering system to form trihalomethanes. Drink bottled water if you are concerned. The town is working on drilling wells for the new water source which should be free of any organic matter. I’ve been working this summer on a large vegetable farm in the far southwestern corner of our fair town, mostly driving tractors, tilling and cultivating. Juniper Hill Farm started five years ago with three acres and has expanded since to twenty

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acres of vegetables and flowers, along with a bunch of chickens and some very vocal ducks. The farm soils are deep sandy loam formed in the Boquet River flood plain, with almost no rocks. My garden, in the more common and widespread heavy clay that underlies most of the town, is full of rocks. It is truly a pleasure to work in rock-free ground. In this corner of Essex, the Boquet more than meanders, it twists and loops and looks like a snarled fishing reel from the air. There are numerous oxbows and backwaters, very marshy and full of birds and turtles. This is a part of town more oriented towards Westport, with Westport addresses, Westport phone numbers and it’s all in the Westport school district. Nevertheless, it’s still Essex, and it’s beautiful. You have the wonderful combination of bucolic small farms, rolling hay fields and the austere High Peaks looming in the background. The deadline for the current CATS writing contest has been moved back to Oct. 31, to accommodate authors who were too bedazzled by the sunny summer to put pen to paper, or more accurately, fingers to keyboards.

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he first, hopefully annual, Taste of Local Food Festival at the Adirondack History Museum was a huge success last Saturday. The Apple Dessert Contest had six delicious entries. Sonja Aubins won first place with her Date Applesauce Whip Parfait, second place was Evelyn Hatch with her Apple Torte and third place was Theresa Whalens a visitor up from Warrensburg, she made her special Apple Cake. Congratulations and Thank You ladies for all your hard work! Also, Thank You to the other contestants, sure hope to taste everyone's entries next year! Saturday, Sept. 22, on the Hale House Lawn is the Elizabethtown Social Center Frisbee Festival beginning at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Fun and free activities for all ages. There will be special tournaments for children under 12 and for age 12 to adult. Come join the fun, for more information, please call the Social Center 873-6408 or check online at www.elizabethtownsocialcenter.org and on Facebook. On Saturday evening at 7 pm., Cobble Hill Inn is hosting a Jazz and Wine Cocktail Party. While listening to the Chris Conte Jazz Duo, there will be five wines,

paired with an assortment of delicious appetizers, from sweet to savory. The evening is priced two ways...with and without the wines. For more information and reservations, call Chrissy at 873-6809. The Fourth Annual Rutabaga Festival is on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Head over the hill to Keene, at Marcy Field for a fun filled afternoon of food and crafts. If you missed the workshop last Thursday, Sept. 13, and you're interested in finding out more about the making of the 2013 Town Budget. The next Elizabethtown Town Board budget workshop is on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall, this workshop is open to the public. See first hand how the budget process works. Wednesday, Sept. 26, is a busy day at ELSC, it's the dreaded picture day (at least for some). Students put on your best smile! That evening is the annual "Open House" at 6 until 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for parents to visit their student's classrooms, teachers and hear about their curriculum for the year. Thursday, Sept. 27, is school physical day for those students that need them. Take time to check with the school office.

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his is one of those “Oops!” moments for me. I received a very nice email from William Holm informing me that the Keeseville Farmer ’s Market ended in the end of August. I was sure I had seen somewhere that it was through September but that is not the case, and my sincere apologies to anyone who has gone over to an empty park because of my column. The Farmer ’s Market is over for this year, but I hope it was enough of a success that it will return next year as I for one found it to be a wonderful plus in our community and again I thank all involved in bringing it back to us. Another thing new this year is the Underground Railroad Museum over by AuSable Chasm. There will be three last tours this year by the Museum on Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6. The Two hour tour of Underground Railroad Sites in Keeseville and Peru starts with the Mini-bus leaving the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Rd., Ausable Chasm, at 9:30 a.m. Learn about the Champlain

Line of the Underground Railroad.Reservations required.  $10 adult, $5 children under 12. Call 834-5180. Congratulations further go to the founders of the museum, Don and Vivian Papson. They were named winners of the 2012 Underground Railroad Free Press Prize crediting their work in uncovering the hidden stories of individuals and families who helped slaves escape up the Champlain Corridor to freedom in Canada before the Civil War. If you haven’t it is well worth the trip to visit the Museum.   A reminder that the library is on Winter hours now and also that anyone with a library card has access to ebooks as well. Mary Anne Goff has information or more can be learned through the website for the library at www.cefls.org/keeseville.htm. Look over at the left column for downloadable ebooks. Now is a great time to get out and enjoy the beauty of our area as the leaves take on the hues of autumn. Stay safe and well everyone.

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eople often tell me how much they’d like to write about their lives, if only they knew how to go about it. As individuals, it seems we have a real need to share our experiences with others, and from the popularity of memoirs and autobiographies it also seems that as a society we have a need to share in the experiences of others. How are those experiences similar to mine? How do they differ? How would I feel if that happened to me? Asking such questions, perhaps, is one of the first steps toward building community. If you’ve ever wanted to write that memoir but feel shy or hesitant about how to begin, you may want to get out your calendar and save the dates of Oct. 25-28. That’s when Mary Beth Coudal will lead a threeday writer ’s retreat designed just for you— the person with a story to share—at Skenewood, the beautiful Georgian manor house on Camp Dudley Road that has long been the Jones family estate. Mary Beth, whose essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com and Self magazine, owns and operates Writer ’s Boot Camp

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Locals enjoy farm-fresh food at Elizabethtown harvest festival By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Residents and visitors came together for an afternoon of good local eats at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum on Sept. 15. Restaurants, chefs and culinary artists from around the area showcased their specialty recipes for appetizers, chowders, homemade ice cream, hard apple cider, salads and maple-infused cotton candy for visitors to try in exchange for tickets. The variety and creativity of each dish had only one thing in common, they were all made with local ingredients. Head Start also had a booth to highlight some of their early gardening classes The Adirondack Harvest Festival is presented in memory of Elizabeth H.W. Lawrence in honor of her enthusiasm for food. A Taste of Local was presented in partnership with Adirondack Harvest, Adirondack Community Action Program (ACAP), the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce.

Mackenzie Martin checks out the mushroom clam chowder served by the Turtle Island Cafe in Willsboro during the Adirondack Harvest Festival in Elizabethtown. Right, a local band plays. Photos by Katherine Clark

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other children of the same grade or who go to the same school. Mason said the top schools are counted by the number of students per school who are participating and logging their summer reading, not just the number of books the students are reading. The program was first encouraged by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization President, Shannon Stanley, who had been searching for a summer reading program for the students. “I had wanted to start a summer reading program and when we heard of the NY Read, we decided to jump right into it,� Stanley said. Stanley said last year the students did very well and all grade levels hit most active readers status at least once. When Stanley checked the site on Aug. 13 and saw all grade levels were in the top 10 for most active schools in New York, she said she couldn’t have been more excited. “Our elementary school in Au Sable Forks was the only school to be listed in the top 10 for most active readers in every grade level, kindergarten through sixth grade,� Mason said. “This is quite a feat for a school our size with only 215 students, and I am very proud of the participation of our families.�

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Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 891-3605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard, www.stlukessaranaclake.org High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, Saranac Lake, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. www.saranaclakepresbyterianchurch.org Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-8915262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Leon Hebrink. 962-8293 *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - The “Stone Church” on Main Street, Westport - Woship Celebration Sundays at 9:00 am with “Children’s Church.” Bible and book discussion fellowship at 6:00 pm Thursdays in the parsonage. 518-962-8293 / www.westptchurch.com “Come follow Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday

5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: westportbiblech@westelcom.com St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: allrises@westelcom.com WILLSBORO Congregational United Church of Christ - 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Church phone number 518-963-4048. United Methodist Church - Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church - 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m. WILMINGTON Calvary Baptist Church - Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church - Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church - Rt. 86 and Haselton Road in Wilmington. Pastor Brooke Newell invites everyone to join the congregation for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and coffee and fellowship after. Sunday School is offered during the worship service and there is an available nursery area. Church office is located in the adjacent Reuben Sanford building and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 946-7757. Riverside Thrift Shop is located in adjacent Methodist Barn and is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone for Shop is 946-2922. The Ecumenical Food Pantry is open in the Reuben Sanford building on Thursday nights from 4 to 6 p.m. Call Don Morrison at 946-7192 for emergencies. The Senior Lunch program under the director of Carolyn Kane serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Questions concerning the site can be answered at 946-2922 during that time only. Wilmington Church of the Nazarene - Wilmington, NY. 946-7708. Bob Hess, Pastor. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service - 11 a.m.; Wednesday - Night Teen Group 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Bible Study - Every Tuesday with Potluck at 6:00 p.m. and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Church Office hours - Tues. - Thurs. in the a.m. www.wilmingtonnazarene.org

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Bus funding approved, Keene gets a vehicle By Keith Lobdell

very pleased that we got the out-ofpocket spending down for the county.” Dougal said that the county and the Olympic Regional Development Authority, who was also seeking a new ski bus, will continue as is until a new round of funding in 2013. “ORDA runs on a different year then we do, so they have not planned for these purchases even though they requested that they be included,” she said. “We will run with what we had last year.” The committee also turned over one of the old buses in the fleet to the town of Keene. “It came from the recommendation of the New York State Department of Transportation,” Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee said. Ferebee said that with the bus under town control, it would no longer fall under the regulations of the federal and state grant programs, meaning the town could run it more miles and for different purposes than the county. “It falls out of the federal requirements,” he said. “The town can use it

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Last month, Essex County Public Transportation Director Nancy Dougal was asked to re-evaluate a proposal that would cost the county around $69,000. On Sept. 17, Dougal came back having successfully cut that number to $198. With that, the Finance, Tax Reduction and Mandate Relief Committee passed a resolution to accept 5311 federal and state funding for $215,500 that would include purchase of one trolley and bus for the village of Lake Placid, along with bus stop shelters and bus stop signs. “We had the mayor of Lake Placid here at our last public transportation meeting and they are interested in picking up the 10 percent shared costs for the trolley, the bus, the shelters and the signage for their village, which left just the 10 percent for the signage for the rest of the county,” Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said. “I am

Footrace set WILMINGTON — As many as 200 running enthusiasts from the northeastern United States and Canada are expected to participate in the 35th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race. For the first 34 years this popular event was run in June, preceding the uphill bike race, but this year, organizers moved the date to Saturday, Sept. 22, hoping to attract even more competitors to the 3,500-foot climb up the mountain. To register for the 35th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race, log onto runreg.com/Net/2964. The cost is $35 per athlete. Online registration will be available through Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information about the event, visit whitefaceregion.com, or whitefacerace.com.

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Benefit bowling set MINEVILLE — A nine–pin tournament to benefit Essex County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mineville VFW Bowling Lanes. The format is two-person teams (adults only) with entry fee $20 per person or $40 per team. There will be three shifts at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. To sign up, please call the Mineville VFW Bowling Lanes at 942-3344 or RSVP at 546-3565. For further information please contact Krissy Leerkes at 572-0315.

Planning board to meet ELIZABETHTOWN — The regular meeting of the Elizabethtown Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. The agenda will include the Comprehensive Plan survey and workshop results, profile/inventory, and focus groups.

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The family of Jerry Geiling would like to thank our Adirondack friends & family for the outpouring of support after his passing. You opened your hearts & your home to us during this difficult time. You fed us, you comforted us & you gave us shelter. Its no wonder he loved living here. Special thanks also to the staff at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Father Peter Riani & Father David Sullivan.

KEESEVILLE — The Grand Opening at the Andserson Falls Heritage Society Museum on 96 Clinton St., Keeseville, will take place Saturday, Sept. 22. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is at 10 a.m. and the center will be open after for touring of the museum with refreshments to follow. For more information, call 834-9811 (June Venette) or 834-7138 (Betty Brelia).

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The Sched Friday, Sept. 21 Football Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Boys soccer Northeastern Clinton at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Saranac, 6:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Crown Point, 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball Lake Placid at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Saranac at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m. Peru at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22 Football Beekmantown at Peru, 1:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Saranac, 1:30 p.m. Tupper Lake at Canton, 1:30 p.m.

Gymnastics Plattsburgh High at Beekmantown, 11 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 24 Gymnastics Beekmantown at Peru, 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer AuSable Valley at Saranac, 6:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Northeastern Clinton, 6:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis at Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Chazy, 6 p.m. Wells at Keene, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 Swimming Peru at AuSable Valley, 5 p.m. Moriah at Plattsburgh High, 5 p.m.

Girls soccer Beekmantown at Northeastern Clinton, 6:30 p.m. Saranac at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Chazy, 6 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Willsboro at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis at Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Indian Lake/Long Lake at Westport, 4:30 p.m. Crown Point at Keene, 4:30 p.m.

North Country soccer officials seek new members By Keith Lobdell

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WESTPORT — The Westport Chapter of Soccer Officials is coping with a double edged sword. On the one side, numbers have been decreasing over the past few years for officials, from a high of around 50 to a current roster of 36. On the other, several of those 36 officials are entering the final years of service for the organization. “I have been doing this for 32 years now,” chapter director Jim Monty said. “Pete Jacques is our most tenured member and we have several that have been doing this for a lot of years. Pete and I are at the point where are grandkids are starting to come into the modified system, and we want to watch them play. A lot of the older generation of refs will be gone in the next two years.” The organization of officials covers schools including Willsboro, Keene, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Westport, Moriah, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Minerva-Newcomb, Indian Lake/Long Lake, Wells and Johnsburg. If each team were playing against each other, a total of 28 referees would be required to cover 14 games - seven modified and seven varsity. However, in the worse case scenario where a total of nine modified and nine varsity games could be played in the chapter, all 36 members would be needed. “We have had situations where we have had to cover a modified game with just one referee,” Monty said. “We will never do that for a varsity game, but it is becoming more common on the modified level.” Monty said that the numbers were not the reason for a pair of games lacking officials Sept. 10, when the Lake Placid - Seton and Westport - Elizabethtown-Lewis games had to be postponed because no officials showed up. “That was an oversight on my part, and I have to take the blame on that one,” Monty said. “We have a new scheduling system and those games were left blank. The schedule is

Volleyball Northeastern Clinton at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at Plattsburgh, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 27 Girls soccer Saranac at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m. Northeastern Clinton at Plattsburgh High, 6:30 p.m. Peru at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Moriah at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Willsboro at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Minerva/Newcomb, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Wells, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28 Football AuSable Valley at Ticonderoga, 7:30 p.m.

Swimming Plattsburgh High at Peru, 5 p.m. AuSable Valley at Moriah, 5 p.m.

Gymnastics Beekmantown at Plattsburgh High, 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer Northeastern Clinton at Saranac, 6:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Plattsburgh High, 6:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball Plattsburgh High at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Peru, 4:30 p.m.

The Westport Chapter of Soccer Officials currently has a roster of 36 members, including long time referee Steve Stahl, in back. With between 14 to 18 games in a single day, the organization is seeking new members to help provide proper coverage at both varsity and modified games. posted 10 days in advance, but no one noticed it.” Monty said that the chapter is always actively recruiting for new members to join their ranks, even looking at members of local teams that are seniors. “We have sent notices out to schools and put it out there with the coaches, trying to plant the seed with some of these players,” Monty said. “We are looking at kids that are staying local for college and I will work around their schedule, but we are just not getting a response. I can‘t help but think that, as a college student or young adult back in the area, you could not use $1,500 over six weeks.” Monty said that the attitude players see towards the officials from the sidelines may be to blamed for their lack of wanting to stay with the gamer locally through officiating. “You have to have thick skin at times, especially when you are doing the big games,” Monty said. “Kids do not want to go out there and face what they have seen coming from the parents and fans in the stands. “

Monty also said that he was surprised by where the officials come from. “You see a lot of youth soccer and interest in the sport in the Lake Placid region, but only one of our officials is from there,” he said. “The base of our officials come from Westport and Willsboro. You would think that there would be more from some of these others towns because you get mileage to go along with the pay for each game.” Monty said that while he is focused on bringing new soccer officials into the fold, he realized that this is not a unique situation. “All of the other sports are experiencing the same thing,” he said. “I know that the population has decreased and a lot of kids move on after high school, but there are people out there who love the game, and that is what you need to have. I love the game and I always appreciate seeing great plays from these kids, no matter who they play for.” Those interested in learning more about becoming a referee in the Westport Chapter of Soccer Officials or elsewhere in the North Country, call Monty at 962-4737.

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Gouverneur 14 Tupper Lake 13 TLCS: Mitch Keniston and Morgan Stevens each scored for the Lumberjacks, who were not able to convert on the game-tying extra-point conversion in their homecoming game.


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Thescorebook Beekmantown 6, Saranac 3 BCS: Adam Goldfarb 2 goals, 3 assists; Ryan Waterbury 1 goal; Zach Brockway 1 goal; Skye Dominy 1 goal; Brenden Carnright 1 goal, 1 assist Saranac: Austin Myers 1 goal; Matt Bouyea 1 goal; Kyle Erikson 1 goal

Girls soccer Beekmantown 3, Saranac Lake 1 BCS: Kallie Villemaire 2 goals, 1 assists; Courtney Wilson 1 goal. Kiley Regan 2 assists; Lauren OʼConnor 5 saves Saranac Lake: Katey Snyder 1 goal; Sheila Decker 1 assist; Regan Kieffer 8 saves

Northern Adirondack 2, Willsboro 0 NAC: Nolan Ferguson 1 goal; Darian Velasquez 1 goal, Dan Burger 4 saves Willsboro: Dakoda Latford 7 saves

Beekmantown 3, Northeastern Clinton 2 BCS: Kallie Villemaire 2 goals, 1 assist; Cortney Wilson 1 goal; Kiley Regan 1 assist; Lauren OʼConnor 6 saves NCCS: Mallory Honan 2 goals; Molly Roush 1 assist; Andrea Boire 1 assist; Christina Paola 5 saves Saranac 2, Saranac Lake 0 SCS: Kayla Napper 1 goal, 1 assist; Summer Gillespie 1 goal; Jamie Favreau 9 saves SLCS: Katie Buckley 20 saves

Chazy 5, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 Chazy: Derek Drake 1 goal, 1 assist; Nathan Reynolds 1 goal; Craig Botten 1 goal; Zach Brothers 1 goal; Justin Brothers 1 goal; Brandon Laurin 2 assists, Hayden Guay 1 assist; Kyle Bissonette 4 saves ELCS: Cortland White 6 saves

Northeastern Clinton 3, Saranac Lake 1 NCCS: Katie Matott 1 goal; Molly Roush 1 goal; Maddlyn Tucker 1 goal; Mallory Honan 1 assist; Skyler Hebert 1 assist; Christina Paola 6 saves SLCS: Katey Snyder 1 goal; Jennifer Ward 1 assist; Katie Buckley 12 saves

Northeastern Clinton 6, Saranac Lake 0 NCCS: Kyle McCarthy 4 goals; McKenna Hunter 1 goal; Colby Provost 1 goal; Patrick Parent 2 assists; Austin Tetreault 1 assist; Marcus Lefebvre 1 assist; Calen Duso 1 assist; Josh Rabideau 5 saves SLCS: Oliver Holmes 14 saves

Seton Catholic 3, Ticonderoga 0 Seton: Paige Spittler 2 goals; Maddy Murnane 1 goal; Olivia Nachbauer 1 assist; Shannon Egan 1 assist; Kelli Ryan 6 saves

Zac Noka-Bailey of Elizabethtown-Lewis jumps over Derek Drake of Chazy to win a ball in the air. Photo by Jim Carroll/OvertimePhotography.com

Lake Placid 1, Moriah 0 LPCS: Kendra Manning 1 goal; Payton Barney 1 assist; Liz Leff 9 saves

Neale 5 saves SLCS: Jennifer Ward 1 goal; Katey Snyder 1 assist; Katie Buckley 12 saves

Chazy 2, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 Chazy: Kinnan Latremore 1 goal; Olivia Blais 1 goal; Megan Reynolds 1 assist; Rachel Pombrio 1 assist ELCS: Kearsten Ashline 8 saves

Elizabethtown-Lewis 2, Ticonderoga 1 ELCS: Shonna Brooks 1 goal; Kylee Cassavaugh 1 goal; Emily Morris 1 assist; Lily Whalen 1 assist; Kearsten Ashline 9 saves

Beekmantown 2, Saranac 0 BCS: Shanae Jodoin 1 goal; Kiley Regan 1 goal; Kallie Villemaire 2 assists; Lauren OʼConnor 6 saves SCS: Jamie Favreau 8 saves Northern Adirondack 2, Willsboro 0 NAC: Rachael Venne 1 goal, 1 assist; Magan Magee 1 goal; Anna Lashway 1 assist; Stephanie Snide 5 saves Willsboro: Renee Marcotte 23 saves; Stephanie Blanchard s saves Plattsburgh High 3, Peru 1 PHS: Brooke Knight 2 goals; Marle Curle 1 goal; Hailey McLaughlin 1 assist; Madison Trombley 1 assist; Olivia Carlsson 1 assist; Karlie Neale 3 saves PCS: Kelly Nennan 1 goal; Lindsey Bushey 1 assist; Madeline Barber 3 saves; Shannon Bombard 3 saves Minerva/Newcomb 3, Keene 0 KCS: Tucker Geiger 10 saves

Saranac Lake 21-25-25-25 Northeastern Clinton 25-19-16-20 SLCS: Emily Fountain 9 aces, 7 assists; Nicole Viscardo 8 aces, 11 kills; Kylie Sapone 17 assists; Shannon Stevens 8 kills, 6 aces NCCS: Caroline Perrea 8 assists; Ellen Reid 15 points

Lake Placid 4, Seton Catholic 2 LPCS: Payton Barney 2 goals; Kendra Manning 1 goal; Liz Leff 1 goal, 6 saves; Brooke Reid 1 assist; Sam Barney 1 assist Seton: Peyton Falb 1 goal; Paige Spittler 1 goal; Maddy Murnane 1 assist; Kelli Ryan 11 saves

Plattsburgh High 25-25-25 Peru 15-8-20 PHS: Taylor Witkiewicz 5 digs, 4 kills; Rachel Rebideau 3 aces; Deanna LaBarge 7 digs, 6 aces; Kadijah Brown 8 kills Peru: Rebecca Tenbuuren 3 aces; Linzee Wright 3 aces

Indian Lake/Long Lake 5, Keene 0 Keen: Tucker Geiger 10 saves Moriah 5, Willsboro 0 Willsboro: Renee Marcotte and Stephanie Blanchard combined for 12 saves

Westport 2, Crown Point 1 Westport: Ellie Schwoebel 1 goal; Talite Malafu 1 goal; Hannah Looby 8 saves

Lake Placid 2, Seton Catholic 1 LPCS: Shane McNeirney 1 goal; Nzoni Thompson 1 goal; Andrew Meister 1 assist; Chris Kordziel 10 saves Seton: Noah Osbourne 1 goal; Keagan Briggs 15 saves Northeastern Clinton 3, Peru 2 NCCS: Kyle McCarthy 2 goals; Marcus Lafebrve 1 goal; Dustin Poupore 1 assist; Austin Tetreault 1 assist; Josh Rabideau 5 saves Peru: Peter Daly 1 goal, 1 assist; Jacob Dick 1 goal; Ian Spear 1 assist; Michael Danis 9 saves Chazy 6, Seton Catholic 1 Chazy: Nathan Reynolds 3 goals; Brandon Laurin 2 goals, 1 assist; David Poitras 1 goal; Derek Drake 1 assist; Josh Barriere 1 assist; Nelson Pelton 1 assist; Kyle Bissonette 2 saves; Trent Blais 2 saves Seton: Kaden Baugh 1 goal; Keagan Briggs 16 saves Beekmantown 6, AuSable Valley 0 BCS: Mikael Faruqi 2 goals; Adam Goldfarb 1 goal, 1 assist; Ryan Waterbury 1 goal, 1 assist; Zach Brockway 1 goal; Alex Price 1 goal; Ian Pummell 2 assists; Matt LaClair 1 save AVCS: Riley Taylor and Conner Kennedy combined for 12 saves Lake Placid 4, Northern Adirondack 1 LPCS: Hunter Wilson 2 goals; Nzoni Thompson 1 goal; Eddie Kane 1 goal; Chris Kordziel 15 saves NAC: Scott Kellett 1 goal Keene 0, Johnsburg 0 Keene: Colton Venner 8 saves; Keene 23 shots Peru 7, Plattsburgh High 0 Peru: Ian Spear 4 goals; Jacob Dick 1 goal; 2 assists; Justin Wiley 1 goal; Jonathan Plessis-Belair 2 assists; Michael Danis 5 saves PHS: Chris Mihal 8 saves

Talite Malafu (15) scored the game-winning goal for Westport against Crown Point. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Saranac 25-25-25 Lake Placid 12-22-17 Saranac: Samantha Aierle 8 assists, 3 kills; Sara Wood 9 kills; Ashley Byerly 5 kills LPCS: Serina Hayes 5 aces, 5 kills, 5 assists; Lindsey Howe 5 kills; Carleigh Garrett 7 assists; Taylor Maiorca 7 assists

Boys soccer Keene 3, Willsboro 0 Keene: Eli Smith 1 goal; Brandon Dumas 1 goal; Gabe Warner 1 goal; Jackson Van Wie 1 assist; Cougar Smith 1 assist; Tim Montenez 1 assist; Colton Venner 13 saves Willsboro: Dakoda Latford 10 saves

Plattsburgh High 3, Saranac Lake 1 PHS: Maddison Trombley 1 goal; Molly LeClair 1 goal; Adrienne Nye 1 goal; Marle Curle 1 assist; Brooke Knight 1 assist; Karlie

Volleyball Beekmantown 25-25-25 Northern Adirondack 15-16-11 Beekmantown: Michaela Lafountain 28 assists; Shannon Ryan 16 kills; Kendra Lafountain 10 digs; Mikaela Frechette 6 kills; Grace Kelly 6 kills; Emily Anderson 6 kills NAC:Emma Trombley 3 aces; MacKenzie Fountain 6 digs; Shonni Velasquez 4 kills, Hannah Charland 3 assists

Beekmantown 4, Peru 3 BCS: Kallie Villemaire 2 goals, 1 assist; Shanae Jodoin 1 goal; Lindsey Gonyea 1 goal; Kiley Regan 1 assist; Carlee Casey 1 assist; Courtney Wilson 1 assist; Lauren OʼConnor 6 saves Peru: Lindsey Bushey 1 goal, 1 assist; Mary Mazzella 1 goal; Ashley Carpenter 1 goal; Shannon Bombard 8 saves

Northeastern Clinton 4, AuSable Valley 2 NCCS: Mallory Honan 2 goals, 2 assists; Molly Roush 2 goals, 2 assists; Christina Paola 3 saves AVCS: Taylor Saltus 1 goal, 1 assist; Deanna Dashnaw 1 goal; Nichole Pulsifer 8 saves

Chazy 3, Northern Adirondack 1 Chazy: Olivia Blais 1 goal, 1 assist; Courtney Gilmore 1 goa, 1 assist; Gwen Lapier 1 goal; Megan Reynolds 1 assist; Logan Baker 5 saves NAC: Rachael Venne 1 goal; Stephanie Snide 10 saves

Minerva/Newcomb 4, Keene 0 Keene: Colton Venner 15 saves

Seton Catholic 2, Westport 1 Seton: Adam Tedford 1 goal; James Mulligan 1 goal; Keegan Frenyea 2 assists; Keagen Briggs 11 saves Westport: Anderson Gay 1 goal; Gabe Schrauf 1 assist; Sam Napper 17 saves

Nicole Viscardo (10) goes up for a kill attempt.

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ith each passing day, the evening air grows cooler and the hillsides get a bit brighter as great flocks of birds continue to fly overhead on their annual migrations south. It is the high season for sportsmen, and women. It is only fitting that Sept. 22 will serve as the 75th anniversary of the National Hunting and Fishing Day. This annual celebration highlights the tremendous contributions that sportsmen and women have made toward preserving our national heritage of hunting, fishing and similar outdoor sporting endeavor. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act), which raises funds through a dedicated excise tax on sporting guns and ammunition. In 1950, the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, also known as the Dingell-Johnson Act was enacted. This Act provides funds for fish conservation and boating and fishing recreational programs in each state through an excise tax collected on all fishing and boating related equipment and fuels. Under a complicated system of reapportionments, each state receives funding from the program which must be used for fishing, hunting, boating and other wildlife related outdoor sports. These federal funds are distributed back to the states based on the total number of annual fishing and hunting licenses and boat registrations purchased. The funding pays for a majority of the fish and wildlife conservation programs provided by state fish and wildlife agencies throughout the country. National Hunting and Fishing Day recognize the numerous contributions that hunters, anglers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts have made towards conserving our national natural resources. The North American model is a conservation legacy that began in the early 20th century when fish and game stocks were rapidly being depleted due to over harvesting and land development. The program continues to be the envy of the world. In many countries, sporting activities such as hunting and fishing are no longer available for the average man. In August, the Federal government released results of the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, which indicates that over 90 million Americans, or roughly 38 percent of the U.S. population age 16 and older, enjoyed some form of fishing, hunting or wildlife-associated recreation during the previous year. The National Survey, conducted every five years, offers a snapshot of the contributions outdoor recreation provides to the national economy. According to the report, expenditures by hunters, anglers and wildlife related recreation accounted for over $145.0 billion, about 1 percent of gross domestic product. Over 37 million Americans participated in fishing, hunting or both sports in 2011 and they spent $43.2 billion on equipment, $32.2 billion on trips, and over $14.5 billion on licenses and fees, membership dues and contributions, land

leasing and ownership, and plantings for hunting. On average, each sportsperson spent an estimated $2,407 in 2011. Compared to the 2006 Survey, the number of anglers increased 11 percent, with the Great Lakes region experiencing a 17 percent increase in participation. Increases in saltwater and non-Great Lakes freshwater angling participation was 15 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Although the survey focuses on people 16 years of age and older who participated in wildlife-related recreation in 2011, it also includes some information on 6 to 15year olds. Data reveals 1.8 million 6 to 15 year olds hunted, 8.5 million fished, and 11.7 million watched wildlife. According to the research, 13.7 million people, about 6 percent of the U.S. population age 16 and older, went hunting in 2011. Hunters spent an average of 21 days pursuing wild game, and species like elk, deer and wild turkey attracted 11.6 million hunters (85 percent) who spent 212 million days afield. Over 4.5 million (33 percent) pursued small game including squirrel, rabbit, quail, and pheasants for 51 million hunting days. Migratory game birds, such as geese, ducks and doves, attracted 2.6 million hunters (19 percent) who spent 23 million days hunting. Hunting for other animals such as coyotes, groundhogs and raccoons attracted 2.2 million hunters (16 percent) who spent 34 million days afield. Combined, hunters spent $34.0 billion on equipment, licenses, and other items to support their hunting activities in 2011. The average expenditure per hunter was $2,484. Total trip-related expenditures comprised 31 percent of all spending at $10.4 billion. Other expenditures, such as licenses, stamps, land leasing and ownership, and plantings totaled $9.6 billion, 28 percent of all spending. Spending on equipment such as guns, camping equipment, and 4-wheel drives comprised 41 percent of spending with $14 billion. Overall hunting participation increased 9 percent from 2006 to 2011. The numbers of big game hunters rose 8 percent, migratory bird hunters increased 13 percent, while hunters seeking other animals increased by 92 percent. In order to provide an appropriate perspective for all of the male hunters and anglers who are sure to be asked about their expensive hobbies; cosmetic industry statistics indicate American women spend an average of nearly $12,000 annually on beauty products and grooming. That should account for a lot of rods, reels, guns and ammunition, and at least a few nights comfortably ensconced in camp. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

DEC announces details for youth deer hunt The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has and be a mentor for a youth’s first firearms deer hunt,” Comconfirmed that junior hunters ages 14-15 will be able to hunt missioner Martens stated. deer during a special youth firearms deer season over ColumWhile there is pending legislation that may impact future bus Day Weekend this year, Oct. 6 through Oct. 8, 2012. youth hunts, until it has been acted on, DEC’s regulations re“Implementation of this youth deer hunt is a hallmark momain in effect. More details of the Youth Firearms Deer Hunt ment for New York hunters and represents continued efforts and rules for junior hunters and their mentors are available of DEC to engage more young people in nature and outdoor at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/46245.html. recreation,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. DEC also offers special opportunities for junior hunters The youth deer hunt will take place Columbus Day week(ages 12-15) for waterfowl, wild turkey, and pheasants. See end in both the Northern Zone and Southern Zone; a youth www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/52495.html for information about hunt was not established on Long Island due to restrictions these other programs. in the Environmental Conservation Law. Junior hunters (ages 14-15) with a big game hunting license will be eligible to take one deer of either sex with a firearm when properly accompanied by a licensed and experienced adult. Junior hunters may use a Deer Management Permit or Deer Management Assistance Program tag for an antlerless deer or, during the youth firearms season only, they may use their regular season tag to take a deer of either sex. In areas restricted to bowhunting only (Westchester County and parts of Albany and Monroe counties), junior hunters may only use WILLSBORO — The Essex County Fish & Game League will be holding its annual bowhunting equipment to youth pheasant hunt the last weekend in September on the 29th and 30th the hunt is take deer during the youth open to youths 12 to 15 years in age and they must hold a current 2011/2012 small game hunt weekend. “Bowhunting license. The Willsboro Fish & Game will be holding skeet practice for the upcoming seasons remain open during hunts. the practice days are Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. to dusk and Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. rethe youth hunt, but I encourfreshments will be served. Any one wanting to participate must preregister please conage bowhunters to set your tact John Oliver at 963-4421 or Jim Hotaling at 963-7430. bow aside for the weekend

Youth pheasant hunt; skeet practice planned

Pictured is a mat of Eurasian milfoil.

VIEWPOINT Defining the line between fact and fiction

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hen scientists push for regulations to keep non-native species out of Lake Champlain, they aren’t doing it to intentionally ruin someone’s livlihood—they are doing it to protect one of the region’s largest resources, something we all benefit from. Shaun Kittle Howard Hammond’s column, Invasives: Fact or Fiction, reflects a trend in our society to dismiss science as suspect when it doesn’t coincide with one’s views regarding a particular issue. But science and beliefs are two different things. Much like beliefs, the role of science is to answer questions, but unlike beliefs, scientific conclusions are based upon data gleaned from observation and experimentation. As Hammond shows us, those answers aren’t always nice to hear, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be heeded. While this is an admittedly brief definition of the scientific process, it still cuts to the core of the matter: Hammond has dismissed scientific research in favor of his belief regarding what Lake Champlain should be—a haven for bass fishing. It’s an extraordinarily narrow view considering the vast array of interests invested in this resource. The North Country has, at its disposal, a lake whose surface area is about 490 square miles. For residents of the region, Lake Champlain is an aqueous economic engine whose value cannot be measured in gallons or miles. Its sheer size might imply that it is impervious to an assault of any kind, but the lake is comprised of many working parts, and is potentially vulnerable if any of those parts are disturbed. To be clear, Hammond raises a good point when he writes that not every foreign species is detrimental to the lake’s health. He does, however, fail to recognize an important distinction: the terms non-native and invasive are not interchangeable. Non-native species are those not indigenous to an ecosystem. In Lake Champlain, rainbow trout are nonnative. Invasive takes the definition of non-native one step further by adding that the non-native species in question will or is likely to cause harm to human health, the environment or the economy of the region it inhabits. Zebra mussels and Eurasian milfoil are examples of invasive species presently found in Lake Champlain. The distinction is important to note, because, while Hammond is correct that ecosystems do change, he neglects to acknowledge that change is not always good. Science, and history, have taught us that invasive species can seriously affect the biodiversity, and therefore the health, of an ecosystem. For example, zebra mussels in Lake Champlain are outcompeting native mussels for resources, coating water intake pipes and slicing the feet of non-suspecting swimmers. If that isn’t bad enough, in Lakes Erie and Ontario zebra mussels have been attributed to botulism outbreaks in local waterfowl and bass. But don’t take my word for it. There is plenty of information out there, and, contrary to Hammond’s assertion, there are also peer-reviewed, scientific journal articles written as well. One of them, “Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries,” can be found online at glfc.org/pubs/SpecialPubs/2010-03.pdf. Among its contributors is Mark Malchoff, whom, ironically enough, Hammond mentions in his column. The article answers Hammond’s main query regarding how invasive species are harmful, and was written as a collaboration of nine scientists and peer reviewed by 14 scientists, all of whose credentials are listed. The document also references 40 scientific papers used throughout the research process, all of which can be accessed for further research. It’s true that experts don’t know exactly how species like round gobies will affect the ecology of Lake Champlain, and that’s the point. The only way they will know for sure is by studying the effects after it happens, and by then the damage might already be done. The real question here isn’t “What if there is no harm?” it’s “Why take the risk?” Shaun Kittle is a reporter with Denton Publications. He may be reached at shaun@denpubs.com.


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www.thevalleynews.org ESSEX — New Ecumenical Women’s Video Bible Study, Essex Community Church, 2306 Main Street, 9637924.

Friday, Sept. 28 Saturday, Sept. 22 AUSABLE CHASM — Tour of Underground Railroad Sites in Keeseville and Peru, Bus leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum,1131 Mace Chasm Rd, 9:30 a.m. $10, $5 for kids, 834-5180. WILLSBORO — CATS to hold Willsboro Trail Project, volunteers needed to establish a trail, Acorss from Town Recreation Park, Route 22, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 962-2287. SARANAC LAKE — Chess Tournament, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive, first round begins at 10 a.m. $13 entry fee. ELIZABETHTOWN — Frisbee Festival, Elizabethtown Social Center Hale House, 626 Route 9, 11 a.m.-2p.m. www.elizabethtownsocialcenter.org. WILLSBORO — Iroquois Lodge 715 in Essex Fundriaser Golf Tournament, Willsboro Gold Course, 140 Point Rd, shotgun start at noon. $60, 578-4707. WHALLONSBURG — The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel showing, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, corner of Rte. 22 and Whallons Bay Road. $5 , kids $2. www.cvfilms.org.

Sunday, Sept. 23 KEENE — 5th Annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival & Fun Run, Marcy Field, Route 73. 9a.m.-1p.m. $5. Race Registration at 9 a.m. 962-4810 ext. 404. www.adirondackharvest.com. AU SABLE FORKS — 5K Run for Martial and fundraising event, American Legion Post 504, 11 Mc Crea Street, 8:30 a.m. registration opens, $20, includes meal. 578-3551.

Monday, Sept. 24 LAKE PLACID — LP Institute Book Club to meet, discussing A Perusal of Georgia O’Keefe, 2471 Main Street, 7 p.m. 523-3200.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 PAUL SMITHS — Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walks, Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 New York 30. 8:30 a.m. $20. 327-6241. ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale to hold rehearsals, Elizabethtown Social Center on Route 9, 7-9 p.m. $12 dues. 873-7319.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge Flea Market at the lodge, Station Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Open Mic Blues Jam, Delta Blue, 2520 Main Street, 8:30-10:30 p.m. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday Farmers Market, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 523-2512.

Thursday, Sept. 27 LAKE PLACID — Breakfast celebration for “The Casual Vacancy” book release, The Book Store Plus, 2491 Main Street, 8 a.m. 523-2950. PAUL SMITHS — Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walks, Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 New York 30. 8:30 a.m. $20. 327-6241.

ELIZABETHTOWN — Adirondack Farmers' Market, Behind Adirondack Center Museum, 7590 Main Street, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. UPPER JAY — Observational Drawing ten-week workshop begins for students 55-years-old and older, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 10 a.m.-noon. LAKE PLACID — Manhattan Short Film Festival, The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, $12, 523-2512. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29 AUSABLE CHASM — Tour of Underground Railroad Sites in Keeseville and Peru, Bus leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum,1131 Mace Chasm Rd, 9:30 a.m. $10, $5 for kids, 834-5180. WILMINGTON — The 21st annual Whiteface Oktoberfest, Whiteface Mountain 5021 New York 86, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15. WESTPORT — Agape Dinner, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St. 4-6 p.m. ESSEX — Charles Fisk, Pianist to perform, Keene Valley Congregational Church, 791NYS Rte. 73, 8 p.m. Suggested donation: $10; students free. PAUL SMITHS — The Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival, Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 New York 30. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. $5/person or $10/carload.

Sunday, Sept. 30 WILMINGTON — The 21st annual Whiteface Oktoberfest, Whiteface Mountain 5021 New York 86, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15.

Art show at Tahawus Lodge Au SABLE FORKS — “Mohawk of the Adirondack,” an art exhibit featuring six Mohawk artists, will be held Sept. 21 through Oct. 12, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Tahawus Lodge Center, TLC Windows Gallery in Au Sable Forks. The artists are: Cheyanne Doxtator (soapstone sculpture, beadwork), Star Horn (painting, drawing, jewelry), Barbara Little Bear (beadwork), Towanna Miller, (painting, pottery, gustowas), Kakwirakeron R. Montour (drawing, painting), and Natasha Smoke Santiago (painting, pottery). For information, contact 646-734-7151; Tahawus@verizon.net or TahawusLodgeCenter.org.

Underground RR tours slated KEESEVILLE — There will be three twohour tours of Underground Railroad Sites in Keeseville and Peru Saturday, Sept. 22, Saturday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 6. Mini-bus leaves the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Rd., Ausable Chasm, at 9:30 a.m. Learn about the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad. Reservations required. Cost is $10 adult, $5 children under 12. Call 834-5180 for information.

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FARM PRODUCTS WESTAFF SERVICES We'll find the perfect employee and make you the hero! Office /Clerical, Light Industrial Professional/Technical Managerial Call today 518-566-6061

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FOR SALE 1972 GRAND TORINO runs, needs work comes with some new parts $3200; 7140 Hesston Chopper, hay & corn head, $1,275; Chevy Van 30 Travelmaster camper $2500. 518-962-4394 6 ALUMINUM Dock Sections, 4' wide 10-13' long, $2400. 518-523-0190 CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4-sale 1-516377-7907 GORGEOUS STEINWAY GRAND PIANO Mint condition 2006 Steinway L with artist bench. Appraised at $46,500, selling for $42,000. Incomparable instrument; wise investment. Call 518-459-7799 LOG TRUCK LOADS FIREWOOD Now selling Straight Log Truck Loads of log length mixed hardwoods for firewood in Bristol, Lincoln, New Haven, Starksboro, Monkton Vt. Call for price. (802) 453-7131 SURROUND SYSTEM Stereo $700. Tan 3 Sectional Couch $600. 518-504-4016. WELL PUMP Gould, 1 HP, 4 months old, $600.00. 518-5760012 WHITE WROUGHT IRON DAYBED SCALLOPED BACK NO MATTRESS $50.00 518-4922028

FURNITURE FREE FURNITURE 42" round aluminum patio table, square fold up 4 seat picnic table, 48"x38" architect drafting table, slim bookcase w/door (8Dx31.5Wx46H). Please call Colleen at 917-359-6391.

GENERAL *WANTED TO BUY* Gibson, Fender, Martin, etc. Guitars 1920-1980s. Old Rolex & Patek Phillipe Watches, Navajo Indian rugs/ blankets, Bohlin Western gear, Cartier & Tiffany jewelry. TOP CASH PAID!! 1-800-4010440 52" COLOR (J.V.C.) T.V., perfect condition, $300.00 (or) 35" Samsung Color T.V. $200.00 New. 518-523-1681 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (888) 686-1704 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline.com

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888 -201-8657 www.CenturaOnline.com CA$H PAID-UP TO $27/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. SE HABLA ESPANOL. Emma 1888-776-7771. www.Cash4DiabeticSupplies.com CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-888-734-1530 ($25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.) CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-8645784 CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 FINISH HIGH School at home in a few weeks. First Coast Academy, 1 -800-658-1180x130. www.fcahighschool.org MEDICAL CAREERS begin here - Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800 -510-0784 www.CenturaOnline.com REACH OVER 17 million homes nationwide with one easy buy! Only $1,995 per week for a 20 word classified! For more information go to www.naninetwork.com REVERSE MORTGAGES -NO mortgage payments FOREVER! Seniors 62+! Government insured. No credit/income requirements. Free 28 pg. catalog. 1-888-660 3033 All Island Mortgage SAWMILLS FROM only $3997.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 1-888-606-4790

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MINERAL INTERESTS Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 YEARBOOKS "UP to $20 paid for high school yearbooks 1900 1988. www.yearbookusa.com or 214-514-1040. YEARBOOKS WANTED: Will Pay up to $20.00 for High School Yearbooks 1900-1988. Any School/Any State. www.yearbookusa.com or 214514-1040

CATS LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

MUSIC PIANO LESSONS *New Students Welcome. Please Call for Information 518-643-0152. *Experienced Teacher.

FREE KITTENS - 4 kittens, black & white, born in July. Call 518962-8792 or 518-683-0000.

BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. BUYING/ SELLING- gold, goldfilled, sterling silver, silver plate, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe) coins, paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted Check us out Online! All Major Brands Bought Dtsbuyer.com 1866-446-3009

5 ACRES BORDERS SANDY Creek State Forest, $16,900. 2.5 acres waterfront property, $19,900. www.LandFirstNY.com 1 -888-683-2626 NY CABIN AND LAND BARGAINS - 6 acres - w/ stream Was $29,995, Now $19,995.3 acres - long range views - Was $29,995, Now $15,995. 5 acres "Alaskan style" riverlodge - Was $89,995, Now $59,995. Many more deals now. Call anytime.1800-229-7843. VISIT WWW.LANDANDCAMPS.COM

FOR SALE SHINKO TRAIL DUAL SPORT MOTORCYCLE TIRES NEW Front 2.75/21 $49 Rear 4.00/ 18 $50 $99 shakira12883@yahoo.com

LOST & FOUND FOUND BEAGLE Young neutered male found on 09/ 11/2012 near the intersection of 374 and Military Turnpike. No tags or collar, not micro-chipped. He has a black body, red legs and white socks. Weighs 23lbs Call (518) 533-4923

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WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854-6156.

WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

FARM COURT ORDERED FARM SALE! SEPTEMBER 15TH! 4 acres $16,900,10 acres - $24,900, 20 acres - $34,900. 23 parcels available for pennies on the dollar!Gorgeous upstate NY setting! $30K in discounts this weekend ONLY! Views, streams,hunting! Financing available! Call for FREE info packet!1-888-701-1864

HOHNER ACOUSTIC GUITAR Black. Excellent Condition. Dreadnaught Body. $75 518 293 7297

ACCESSORIES DUNLOP WINTER TIRES & RIMS 235/45-R17 Set of 4 Dunlop Winter Sport 3D Tires Mounted on Alloy Sport Rims 1/4 tread Remaining call 518-332-1237 $250.00 mraj3@msn.com GET PAID CASH FOR YOUR CAR TODAY. Call Us FIRST! We'll Buy ANY Car or Truck. Free Pick-Up or Tow. 1-800 -892-0137.

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330 DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408 DONATE A CAR- HELP HOMELESS PETS! Free Next-Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Non- Runners OK. Receive $1,000 Grocery Coupons. Call National Animal Welfare Foundation 1-888-333-3848

AUTO WANTED CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208 TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

BOATS 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2900 negotiable. 518-963-8220 or 518-569-0118 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711 PADDLEBOATS/SUP 3 paddleboats 5 SUP's. Used well but working fine. $299 boats, $399 boards. Lake Placid info@mlboatrental.com

AUTO DONATION CARS A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 1-800771-9551 www.carsforbreastcancer.org

1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688

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GUNS & AMMO AR15 A3 CONFIGURED 20" BBL AR15 5.56X45 CAL. 20" BBL. LIKE NEW. CALL FOR MORE INFO. $850.00 518-891-5989

HAVE COIN WILL TRAVEL Buying Old U.S coins,currency, commemoratives,bullion and other interesting items. Fair & Honest. Prices in today's market. Call anytime 7 days a week, ANA member Po Box 151, Jay, NY 12941 (518) 946-8387

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT & SKIRMISH SCARECROW MAKING • PUMPKIN PAINTING GAMES • MUSIC Fun for the entire family! Mon-Sat 11am-4pm • Sun 1-4pm 518-483-1207 • 177 Stacy Rd., Burke, NY www.almanzowilderfarm.com

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LEGALS Valley News Legal Deadline Monday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To: legals@denpubs.com

PURSUANT TO NEW YORK STATE ELECTION LAW SECTION 5-202(4) notice is hereby given that the Essex County Board of Elections will extend its office hours for voter local registration days at the Board s offices, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY, on Thursday, October

4th, 2012 from nine o clock in the morning until eight-thirty o clock in the evening and on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from two o clock in the afternoon until nine o clock in the evening, and which shall be attended by a single board of inspectors for taking registration. Inperson registration will also be accepted all other days through October 12, Monday through Friday from nine o clock in the morning until five o clock in the afternoon at the Board s offices. Derinda M Sherman, Robert R PelldeChame Commissioners, Essex County Board of Elections,

County of Essex, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Dated: September, 2012 VN-9/22/12-1TC27498 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MJC ACQUISITION, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/13/12. NYS fictitious name: Matilda Jane, LLC. Office location: Essex County. LLC formed in IN on 7/2/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be

served. IN and principal business address: 4031 Merchant Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Cert. of Org. filed with IN Sec. of State, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-8/25-9/29/12-6TC27426 ----------------------------S T R I G L CONSULTING, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/22/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 1850, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

VN-9/1-10/6/12-6TC27468 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC. NORTHLOJ, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/2012. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 584 Mt. Whitney Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to c/o Gerald F. Stack, Esq., Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, One Park Place, 300 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-2078. Purpose: any business permitted under

law. VN-9/15-10/20/126TC-27496 ----------------------------WHITEFACE LODGE 325 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/24/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2276 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-9/22-10/27/126TC-20529 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE TOWN BOARD OF

ESSEX, NY, will hold a Special Meeting on the Tentative Town Budget for 2013 on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall, 2313 Main Street, Essex, NY 12936. Catherine DeWolff, Town Clerk 9/17/12 VN-9/22/12-1TC20533 ----------------------------DLRC VENTURES, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on September 14, 2012.

NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Essex County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 90 Fir Way, Unit 56, Lake Placid, New York 12946. PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-9/22-10/27/126TC-20535 ----------------------------Find a buyer for your no-longer needed items with a low-cost classified. To place an ad, call 1-800-989-4237


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MOTORCYCLES

1997 DODGE INTREPID 6 cyclinder, 127,000 miles, Good condition. $1,300 Call: (518) 594-5015

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com

2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550

TRUCKS 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042 1981 INTERNATIONAL single axle dump truck, runs great, inspected and on the road. $4000 OBO. 518-834-9088.

2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800

2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5000. 518-492-2348 Call and place your listing at 1-800-989-4237

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*Over 41,000 in the Saratoga/Capital District Region and over 29,000 in Central New York.

81%

of adults age 18 and older choose this local newspaper and trust the information, products and services found on our pages.

These same readers are

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Hometown Chevrolet

152 Broadway Whitehall, NY •

Denton Community Newspapers are the PRIMARY SOURCE of LOCAL news and information to over 71,000 homes and businesses in the Adirondack Region.

(518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe

DENTON COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Call Tanya 518-873-6368 ext. 104 • Email: Tanya@denpubs.com

36766

31584

Fishing for a good deal? Catch the greatest bargains in the Classifieds 1-800-989-4237

1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394

2000 SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 19,000 MILES, HYPER CHARGER, VANCE & HINES PIPES, 2 SEATS, SADDLE BAGS, EXTRA HANDLE BARS, SCREAMING EAGLE IGNITION, $8750, DEALER SERVICE ONLY. CALL 518-5693457

Check out these deals before they’re gone!!!

2012 FORD TAURUS SEL

NEW!

SYNC SYSTEM, REAR CAMERA, PUSH BUTTON START, HEATED SEATS, STK# EN291

MSRP $33,640 Ford Retail Cust. Cash -$2,500 FMCC Cust. Bonus Cash* -$500 Dealer Discount -$1,650 $ ,

or Choose 0% for 60 mos*

28,990

MSRP $20,570 Ford Retail Cust. Cash -$2,000 Dealer Discount -$575

OFFER ENDS 10/1/12

or Choose 0% for 60 mos*

17,995

$

2012 FORD F150 SUPERCAB XLT 4X4 5.0 V8, 6 SPD., AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, PS, CRUISE, SYNC SYSTEM STK#EN439

MSRP $36,840 Ford F150 5.0L Bonus Cash -$500 Ford Retail Cust. Cash -$2,000 Ford Trade Asst. Cash** -$1,000 FMCC Cust. Bonus Cash -$1,000 Dealer -$1,345 err Disc. $1,34

6 SPD., SELECT SHIFT AUTO, 16” ALLOYS, REAR SPOILER, SYNC SYSTEM, RACE RED, STK# EN514

OFFER ENDS 10/1/12

$

NEW!

2012 FORD FOCUS SE SPORT PKG

30,995

NEW!

OFFER ENDS 10/1/12

or Choose 0% for 60 mos*

$

Only 3 Sports Left. Hurry!!

2012 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4

A 6 SPD., AUTO, PW, PL, PS, CRUISE, SNO-PLOW PREP, AIR, LOCKER REAR STK# EN377

MSRP $36,485 Ford Retail Cust. Cash -$2,000 Ford Trade Asst. Cash** -$1,000 FMCC Cust. Bonus Cash -$1,000 Dealer Disc. -$1,000 ler er D isc. $1,0

OFFER ENDS 10/1/12

or Choose 0% for 60 mos*

31,485

$

21302

*Requires FMCC Credit approval. All customers may not qualify. **Trade in of 1995 or newer vehicle required.


24 - Valley News

September 22, 2012

www.thevalleynews.org

Route 9 Elizabethtown, NY

Dealer #7085874

518-873-6389 www.adirondackchevrolet.com

ALL NEW

$

309

• Stk Stk. k. #CS2 • Fully ully ll LLoaded d d • XM Radio • OnStar

SILVERADO 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 LS

MALIBU ECO

$

*#

PER MONTH

• Stk. Stkk. #CS6 • Fully ll Loaded L d d • HD Trailer Pkg. • OnStar • XM Radio

38 MPG G

CHEVY EQUINOX AWD

$

351

• Stk. #CS41 • LT Pkg. Pkk • Fully Loaded • OnStar • XM Radio

$

PER MONTH

CHEVY TRAVERSE LT

356

368

• Stk. #CS40 avigation • Navigation ully Loaded • Fully nStar • OnStar M Radio • XM

34 MPG G

• Stk. #CR212 • AWD • Remote Startt • Trailer Pkg. • Fully Loaded • OnStar • XM Radio

PER MONTH

CHEVY VOLT

*#

$

352

*#

*#

PER MONTH 92 MPG G

CHEVY CRUZE LS

$

*#

PER MONTH

• Stk. #CR190 • Automatic i • Fully Loaded • OnStar • XM Radio

222

*#

PER MON MONTH NTH 35 MPG G

CHECK OUT THESE HOT SUMMER SAVINGS ON THESE QUALITY USED VEHICLES. 2012 Chevy Impala LT

2012 Chevy Malibu LT

2011 Chevy Tahoe LT

2009 Chevy 2500 LT Diesel 4x4

CP244, OnStar, XM Radio, Moonroof, Fully Loaded!

AM280A, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar, Moonroof

CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar

CR203A, Fully Loaded, OnStar & XM Radio

19,480 OR $312/MO* 2010 Dodge Caliber SXT

20,880 OR $318/MO* 2010 Dodge Calibur SXT

2001 Chevy Tracker 4x4

29,880 OR $464/MO* 2009 Chevy Cobalt LT

CP230, Fully Loaded

AM307A, Fully Loaded

CR221A, ZR2, Auto, Fully Loaded! Low, Low Miles!

CR134B, 4 Dr., Fully Loaded

$

14,986 OR $228/MO*

2006 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT

13,860 OR $261/MO*

36,880

$

13,800 OR $215/MO* 2005 Chevy Cobalt LS

6,975 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

CR218B

CP254A, Fully Loaded, Stow N Go!

$

CR220A, Heated Leather Seats, OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded!

$

$

$

$

6,960 OR $135/MO*

*Tax not included. †10,000 miles per year, 39 month lease. All leases approved by ALLY. Must have a FICO Credit Score of 700 or more.

$

10,980 OR $191/MO*

$

$

10,875 OR $189/MO*

GREAT SELECTION OF PRE-OWNED VEHICLES. CALL 518-873-6389

Give Buzzy, Todd or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389

21299

$

21300

*TAX, TITLE, REG. NOT INCLUDED. †† 10,000 MILES PER YEAR/39 MONTH LEASE. ** MUST OWN GM PRODUCT. ALL LEASES APPROVED BY ALLY. MUST HAVE A FICO CREDIT SCORE OF 700 OR MORE. INCENTIVE PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.


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